When can I plant Sweetscented Bedstraw in Hillview, KY

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Hillview you should be able to estimate when to plant sweetscented bedstraw.


Planting Calendar for Sweetscented Bedstraw

Frost tolerance for sweetscented bedstraw: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Sweetscented Bedstraw are barely cold tolerant which means that you can start planting them slightly earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant sweetscented bedstraw
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant sweetscented bedstraw
Probably not a good time to plant sweetscented bedstraw

The earliest that you can plant sweetscented bedstraw in Hillview is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant sweetscented bedstraw and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your sweetscented bedstraw may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your sweetscented bedstraw indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Hillview. We can expect an average low temperature of -5°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Hillview and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Hillview last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to cover your sweetscented bedstraw in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Hillview

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-5°F
Highest Expected Low0°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -5°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 0°F.

Plants to Grow in Hillview

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Hillview.